Autism therapies and treatments
This is the first in a three-part series on behavioral interventions for autism spectrum disorders.
One intervention many families consider is social skills training. A lack of intuitive social ability is a hallmark of autism. Social skills training is aimed at addressing the challenges that result, and often plays a central role in treatment plans.
Up to 50 families a day in the United States receive the news that their child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
With special thanks to Teresa Anderson, OTR/L, Senior Occupational Therapist of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, for her contribution to this article
Since its launch in April of 2007, the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) project has been collecting information online from families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) from throughou
Myth: Intensive Behavioral Intervention Is Only for Young Children
Deciding on treatment choices for a child with autism can be overwhelming. Many different interventions and techniques are offered, from medications to diets, from vitamins to occupational therapy, from cognitive-behavioral techniques to biofeedback training. It can be difficult to decide what to try, and even harder to tell what is effective. How do you know when a treatment is working?